August 2012 WMU News

August 20, 2012 | WMU News

The temporary One Stop Convenience Center will be assembled in the West Ballroom on the second floor of the Bernhard Center for two weeks, Aug. 27 through Sept. 7, closing over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1–3.

August 17, 2012 | WMU News

Julie M. Christensen, a secretary and office associate at WMU for 18 years, died Aug. 15 at age 54. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

August 16, 2012 | WMU News

George Coy, a former tradesman in Facilities Management, died Aug. 9 at age 84. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Custer at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.

August 16, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Cameron W. Lambe, professor emeritus of education and professional development, died Aug. 11 at age 87.

August 14, 2012 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Thursday, Aug. 16, in honor of Sgt. Kyle B. McClain, of Rochester Hills, Mich., who died while serving in Afghanistan.

August 14, 2012 | WMU News

Bronco men's soccer team to hold walk-on tryouts at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the WMU Soccer Complex on Parkview Avenue. Only current, full-time WMU students may try out for varsity athletic teams.

August 14, 2012 | WMU News

Two-week closure begins Saturday, Aug. 18; regular fall semester hours resume Sept. 4.

August 14, 2012 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Wednesday, Aug. 15, in honor of 1st Lt. Todd Lambka, of Fraser, Mich., who died while serving in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2012 | WMU News

The Carls Foundation of Detroit has awarded the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology $314,400 to support programs designed to help older children with hearing problems.

August 10, 2012 | WMU News

Cameron McGillicuddy, Marco Morales, Nichole Treganowan and Mark Ward are first at WMU to complete federal requirements to compete for jobs as air traffic controllers under a partnership with the FAA.

August 10, 2012 | WMU News

The University recently earned a national award as well as state certification in recognition of its commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment.

August 10, 2012 | WMU News

Under the new contract, which becomes effective Aug. 12, wages for union members will rise 1 percent retroactive to July 1. An additional 1 percent increase will be implemented in January 2013.

August 10, 2012 | WMU News

Tara Buchanan, of Kingsford Heights, Ind.; Courtney Rousseau, of Bay City, Mich.; and Jennifer Tschetter, of Scottsdale, Ariz., are the first trio to earn Academic All-MAC in the same season since 2004.

August 9, 2012 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Monday, Aug. 13, in honor of Gunnery Sgt. Daniel J. Price, age 27, who died while serving in Afghanistan.

August 9, 2012 | WMU News

Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, professor of art, was recently invited to create an art installation at the 11th Havana Biennial in Havana, which ran May 11 to June 11.

August 8, 2012 | WMU News

The winners of this year's prestigious Medallion Scholarships, one of the largest merit-based awards in American higher education, will receive $50,000 each over four years.

August 8, 2012 | WMU News

Up 240 percent compared to last fiscal year, WMU's Office of Development and Alumni Relations received, on behalf of the University, a total of $41,575,189 for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

August 8, 2012 | WMU News

Trustees have scheduled a special conference call meeting for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to consider approval of a new AFSCME employee contract. The formal public session will take place at the Bernhard Center.

August 7, 2012 | WMU News

Inductees will be honored at a ceremony at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo and during halftime at a Bronco home football game in October.

August 7, 2012 | WMU News

Golf, gifts and lunch provided for participants in the Par Buster golf outing Monday, Aug. 27, at the Moors Golf Club in Portage, Mich. Golfers have until Monday, Aug. 20, to register for the event.

August 6, 2012 | WMU News

Campus chapter of the national honor society Alpha Lambda Delta earns prestigious award for continued excellence in programming, communications and service. 

August 3, 2012 | WMU News

The open house will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the College of Health and Human Services. Attendees can register for classes and talk with instructors and fellow students.

August 3, 2012 | WMU News

Emma "Em" S. Hollingshead, retired secretary for the vice president for finance, died July 24 at age 93. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11.

August 2, 2012 | WMU News

Rebecca Hard, Brian Little and Joseph Russell awarded scholarships by Sales Education Foundation, which also recognized WMU's Sales and Business Marketing Program as one of the nation's best.

August 2, 2012 | WMU News

Historical re-enactors will stage a militia muster at one of Midwest's oldest historical sites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12, at the Fort St. Joseph archaeology site.

August 2, 2012 | WMU News

Dr. Van Cooley, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, passed away Friday, July 31, while vacationing in Florida. He was 64.

August 2, 2012 | WMU News

Penny D. Bundy has been elected state representative for the Michigan ACT State Organization. She will serve on the executive board and the ACT's national advisory group.

August 1, 2012 | WMU News

Flags on all campuses of WMU will be lowered Friday, Aug. 3, in honor of U.S. Marine Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, age 26, of Traverse City, Mich., who was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

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